Nottingham Forest set to install Mick McCarthy as manager

There is a new regime in place at Nottingham Forest, with the Kuwaiti-based Al-Hasawi family taking little time to remove Steve Cotterill from his post as manager so a new man can be put in place ahead of the new season.

Nottingham Forest set to install Mick McCarthy as manager

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July 16th, 2012

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Darren Ferguson was the initial bookmaker favourite to take charge at the City Ground, although it appears that Mick McCarthy is now in pole position, with the midlands club confirming that talks are now taking place with the former Republic of Ireland manager.

“Mick is one of the people we are talking to, but there are others. If he meets our requirements, we would be honoured to work with Mick,” said Abdulaziz Al-Hasawi.

“It is very important for the manager to have good knowledge of this league and the teams involved in it.

“They must also have an understanding when it comes to working with a club and developing it.

“We are looking for somebody with a strong CV, with a lot of experience. We want somebody who has good, strong character to come in and inspire the players.”

Al Hasawi added: “We have interviewed some people on the phone but we’re starting to see people face to face and you get a much better impression when you see them face to face. They are more comfortable and can speak more openly.”

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